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Despite my ongoing search for ridiculously soft skin, I've never had the same relationship with my body lotion as I do with my face creams – which means I don't meddle with it so strictly every day. The annoying dry patches of skin I have at this time of year are my annual reminder that I really need to pay more attention to all-round hydration. Part of it is that I haven't found "the one" yet, even though I've tried my fair share over the years. That's one of the many reasons I regularly browse VIOLET GRAY. I know whatever it's doing on site or in the store is really good because everything has to match the purple code.
When I heard that Dr. Woo's eponymous skin care line WOO hit my favorite beauty site, I knew I needed to get my hands on the Revitalizing Body Moisturizer. If you're not familiar, Dr. Woo one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in the business. Tattooed a variety of skin tones and textures, Woo has a unique perspective on the different needs of each skin type. Like his wife, he has sensitive skin and was looking for a product that both could use. Instead of searching endlessly for one, he created his own and brought out a simple set of essentials – like soap and moisturizers – deliberately made in small quantities for colored and uncolored skin.
With that in mind, I had high hopes for the moisturizer and it didn't disappoint. For starters, the all-black packaging is very chic. How effective a product is will always be the end result, but it won't hurt if it looks great on your vanity too. It's also incredibly light, absorbs incredibly quickly (even after a shower), never feels wet or sticky on my skin, and has no odor – a big plus in my book. Color Lift technology is powered by papain enzymes that gently dissolve and remove dead skin cells. It's made up of other ingredients that are good for you like green tea extract, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental pollutants and has anti-aging properties. Ceramides, which basically moisturize the skin; and vitamin E, which fights free radicals and promotes healing and softening of the skin. Soft (like really soft) and hydrated my skin has felt since I started using it a little over a week ago. I can only imagine what a few more weeks will bring about. If you've been looking for a high-performing body moisturizer, indulge yourself: In my eyes, the $ 40 is absolutely worth it.